2022-23 Winter Athletics Round-Up

2022-23 Winter Athletics Round-Up
Posted on 03/16/2023

Tahoma High School recently wrapped up their winter seasons, which were full of achievements and state championship appearances from a number of teams and individuals. Here’s a quick recap:

Girls and Boys Basketball

Both the Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball teams made Tahoma High School history this year. After two stellar seasons, both teams made it to the state championship. It’s the first time in our district’s history that both programs have qualified for state in the same season!

Team Photo of Tahoma Girls Varsity Basketball in Tahoma High School's Gymnasium

The Girls team finished the season with a 24-4 overall record, placing 3rd in the state in the 4A division. This year marks the first time in Tahoma history that the Lady Bears Basketball program placed in a state championship. This year’s seniors are Hope Hassman (#2), Lauryn Frederickson (#10), Abigail Knutson (#13), Angie Cavanaugh (#22), and Amelie Sitterud (#25).

Team Photo of Tahoma BoysVarsity Basketball in Tahoma High School's Gymnasium

The Boys team finished their season strong, making it to the Top 12 round of the state championship at the Tacoma Dome. They finished with an overall record of 19-7, and a conference record of 12-1. This year’s seniors are Logan Sherles (#1), Kevin Williams (#3), Harry Torres (#10), Tom Sullivan (#12), Treyson Ikeomu (#14), and Logan McGough (#32).

Boys and Girls Wrestling

Team Photo of Tahoma Boys & Girls Varsity Wrestling with collage background of various Tahoma wrestling photos. Tahoma Wrestling, website text and sponsor logos along bottom of graphic

The Tahoma Wrestling teams had stellar seasons. The Boys team placed 4th at the state championship and there were 8 individual placers. Senior Girls Wrestler, Lafediya Eldridge, has earned a wrestling scholarship to Dickinson State University. Earlier in the season, the 2012 Boys Wrestling State Champion Team was inducted into the Tahoma Wrestling Hall of Fame (

Team Photo of Tahoma Cheer in front of an ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Structure in Orlando, FL

Tahoma Bears Cheer made their way to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando this February for the National High School Cheerleading Competition (NHSCC). The team earned their highest score ever for their gameday routine, and fell just shy of advancing in the competition. The team also competed for their traditional performance. After Nationals, the team was on the sideline cheering on our other student-athletes for postseason play, and traveled to the Tacoma Dome for state basketball.

Boys Swim & Dive

Photo of Tahoma Varsity Boys Swim & Dive standing on the podium and showcasing a plaque
The Boys Swim & Dive team also made school history this year, placing second overall at the District meet, qualifying six individuals and three relays for the state championship. This second-place win was the highest placement for the Boys Swim & Dive team in school history!

Girls Gymnastics

Photo of Team photo of Tahoma Bears Gymnastics
Tahoma’s Varsity Gymnastics team had 6 sub-district league competitors qualify for the District Championships this year, where the girls showcased the hard work they put in this season. One gymnast, Maile Pineda, qualified for State as an All-Around Individual!

A huge congratulations to all our winter student-athletes on remarkable seasons. We’re already excited to see our returning competitors build on their success next year. As we look ahead toward the rest of this school year, we wish all our spring student-athletes the best of luck in their seasons. Go Bears!

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